Mass Mentoring Partnership receives $10,000 grant from Eastern Bank to strengthen youth mentoring on the North Shore and Cape Cod

Abby Nguyen-Burke, Assistant Vice President - Business Banking, Eastern Bank, with Marty Martinez,  President and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership

Mass Mentoring Partnership is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to strengthen mentoring programs and youth development agencies serving the North Shore and Cape Cod.

Through the grant, MMP will partner with over 35 mentoring programs, youth development organizations, schools, and colleges on the North Shore and Cape Cod to provide targeted training, technical assistance and partnership development. The grant will allow MMP to support formal mentoring programs that currently serve over 1,200 youth on the North Shore and Cape Cod, while new partnerships developed will serve additional youth through both informal and formal mentoring opportunities. The effort to strengthen mentoring on the North Shore and Cape Cod is part of MMP’s targeted community approach to impact the quality of mentoring and number of youth being served.

“By increasing the quality and presence of mentoring on the North Shore and Cape Cod, we can impact positive academic and social growth for underserved youth and create a culture of mentoring in these regions. The impact made by having a caring adult in the life of a youth extends far beyond the individual – it reaches to their peers and families and ultimately contributes to building stronger communities,” said Marty Martinez, President and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership.